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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
By Steven L. Taylor

Via the Strib (Raids disrupt cocaine pipeline into Minnesota) we get the following number:

selling each kilo [of uncut cocaine] for between $25,000 and $35,000, according to authorities

For those of us who think in imperial measurements, recall: 1 kilo = 2.20462262 lbs.

In the story, it was noted that each of the couriers in the pipeline were carrying between 5 to 15 kilos of the stuff, or a dollar value of $125,000 to $375,000 on the low end to $175,000 to $525,000 on the high end for an amount that would fit into a duffle bag (with room to spare). Indeed, the cash to make the purchases would take up far more space than the drugs.

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2 Responses to “A Reminder of Drugonomics”

  1. Barry Says:

    ‘Disrupt’ is probably too harsh a word; ‘temporarily inconveniences’ is probably more accurate.

  2. Steven L. Taylor Says:

    If that.


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